Monday, 25 February 2019

How to Use Alexa Devices in the Classroom

Dr. Brian S. Friedlander talks about Amazon Alexa on Episode 447 of the 10-Minute Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis

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Dr. Brian S. Friedlander talks about the Amazon Alexa devices and why so many teachers are excited about them.

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Bio of Dr. Brian S. Friedlander As Submitted

Dr. Friedlander is a school psychologist with expertise in assistive technology. Dr. Friedlander is an Associate Professor of Education at the College of St. Elizabeth in Morristown, N.J., where he coordinates Graduate Programs in Special Education and teaches graduate courses in assistive technology. He maintains a consulting and private practice in the area of assistive technology working with schools and parents to find innovative solutions to support student learning.

Dr. Friedlander is the co-author of the following assistive technology reference guides which are available from National Professional Resources, Inc. : Chromebooks in the Classroom: Changing the Landscape of Education & Co-Teaching & Technology: Enhancing Communication, Assistive Technology: What Every Educator Needs to Know, Co-Teaching and Technology:Enhancing Communication & Collaboration, iPad™: Enhancing Learning & Communication for Students with Special Needs (Updated), and Autism and the iPad™:Strengthening Communication and Behavior, (Updated). You can find him on his blog at and on Twitter and Instagram at assistivetek.

You can find Dr. Friedlander’s educational technology info-graphics on Twitter to help teachers quickly understand how technology can be used in the classroom to support learning.


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